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    My car (54 plate sri) has just started to develop a gravelly/knock when you either turn the wheel at low speed or more often it does it when the car is stationary, does anyone no what this might be?

    thanks

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    spring, ball joint, drop link, track rod-end.......usually something like that lol, take it to a garage and ask them to check the steering and suspension out matey

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    top strut mount sticks causing the spring to jump round when you turn the wheel. replace it top front stut mounts. if you get someone to turn the wheel and watch the spring you will see it struggle to turn

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    excuse me for being dumb but were are the bits you mention

    sorry for being dim lol

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    front springs. look at the front wheels they are above going into the wheel arch. the failed bearing are in the bit above the srings

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    No need to be sorry we all dim once Get a friend to turn steering side to side and look at the front spring (might need a torch) in between the top of the front wheel and wheel arch,you might see it jump or struggle to turn or put hands on the spring and see if you feel the grinding noise through the spring be carefull tho don't want you losing a hand lol

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    thanks guys, ile have a look in the morning

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    u 2 good luck

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    morning everyone,
    rite, went outside this morning and did what was suggested, and when i hold the front driver side spring there is a knocking when the steering is turned, doesnt do it on the passenger side, so would this be the strut mounts that have been mentioned and is it best to change both sides or just the one that has gone?

    many thanks

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    Looks like thats the problem, its a good thing, not a big prob compared with the steering rack for example !!

    Not sure about replacing one, but when I do stuff with the suspension, etc I always replace both. Not sure if you really need to tho !

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